Thursday, November 21, 2019

The Odd Sisters by Serena Valentino - OPTIONAL

The Odd Sisters (Villains, #6) by Serena Valentino, 274 pages.  Disney Press, 2019.  $18.  

Content: Language: G; Mature Content: G: Violence: PG.  



The three witches, Lucinda, Ruby and Martha have been exiled to the dreamscape because of their bad behavior.  But when they use magic and brew up a plan to get back to their daughter, Circe, the fairy kingdom starts to gather in defense.  As Circe and her friend Snow White research the three sisters, the witches’ origin story comes out and it explains some of their wicked behavior.  

I just don’t love this series.  The three witches are the cause of all the bad things that happen in our favorite fairy stories, which I think is a bait and switch.  You think you are going to read about Gothel or Malificent, but it keeps coming back to these three sister witches who are hard to empathize with.  The ending is abrupt and unsatisfying, which makes me think there will be another story.  The violence is one character stabs themself in the heart.   

Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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